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The Incredible Healing Powers of Ozone for Skin and Oral Care

Jill Stacey

What the heck is Ozone? A place to enjoy things beginning with the letter O?

Ozone (O3) is an element in the atmosphere. It is an activated form of Oxygen which contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms that Oxygen (O2) contains. The additional atom of oxygen becomes a powerful, highly active element. You can feel ozone after a thunderstorm, near the ocean, or when you're in the mountains at high altitudes. The distinctive scents and feelings you experience in these places help you to recognize the potency of this element. Ozone is created when Oxygen combines with ultraviolet light and electrical discharges. It is present throughout the atmosphere, protecting the Earth by purifying the air and blocking harmful Ultra Violet Rays from the Sun. I. E. The Ozone Layer.

Treatment with Ozone

Ozone has a wide variety of benefits in the proper forms and circumstances. It is not safe to breathe directly, but when infused into other elements, its power can be harnessed in a way that can be immensely beneficial. Ozone produces a multi-faceted and complex effect on the human body. Ozone is Nature’s most powerful anti-microbial, destroying all pathogens, like bacteria, viruses, and fungi, upon contact.

When one uses ozone, only pure oxygen is left behind as the byproduct. Industrially, ozone is used to disinfect water, pools, and medical environments. Ozone is used throughout the world for the alternative medical treatment of serious infection, cancer, and immune disorders via intravenous therapy. It can also be injected into the body to regenerate and heal joints and areas of injury.

Ozone is also a powerful detoxifier (think of the ozone layer purifying our air and making life on Earth safe). Ozone has the capacity to carry plentiful amounts of oxygen into the cells of the body, cleaning out toxic accumulations. I have personally used ozone extensively for my own medical treatment via major and minor autohaemotherapy (when ozone is combined with the patient’s own blood and then is returned to the body via IV or injection), as well as insufflation. I have found it to be incredibly helpful in many ways.

Ozone is highly unstable on its own and when produced will only last for about 20 minutes in the air. But, when combined with blood for medical treatment or when infused over a long period of time into certain oils, it can be stabilized and utilized safely and beneficially. We can use certain types of oils to stabilize this highly unstable element in a safe and beneficial way.

Ozonated Oils for Skin

To create Elaa’s ozonated oils, cold pressed extra virgin organic olive oil goes through an extended process where ozone is bubbled through it. The process of fully infusing the oil with ozone takes many weeks. Once fully ozonated, the oil becomes a very thick and solid gel. Rare, special, and uniquely healing therapeutic essential oils are combined with the fully ozonated oil to dramatically enhance the healing properties of the ozonated oil. These essential oils also contribute additional healing and rejuvenating properties that make Elaa’s ozonated products for skin and oral care incredibly powerful and encouraging of overall optimum health.

With its amazing ability to address pathogens and toxins, ozone is phenomenal for treating skin conditions. When applied to the skin, After the Rain – Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm carries ozone’s powerful properties through the cells. It heals damaged tissues, cleanses and disinfects, and stimulates rapid healing. After the Rain stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells, and improves microcirculation. Dry skin will be moisturized, and swelling and inflammation will be calmed. After the Rain – Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm is superb for Acne, Rosacea, and Eczema. It also has a powerful affect for rejuvenating aging skin. After the Rain’s anti-aging benefits include: stimulation of cell growth and proliferation, free radical scavenging of harmful toxins, moisturizing facial conditioning. It repairs skin cells, boosts skin immunity, and improves skin structure.

Other healing benefits and uses for After the Rain – Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm include:

Cellulite Reduction

Sunburns and other burns

Wounds, cuts, ulcers

Insect bites and stings

Reduces swelling and redness

Calms the nerves and reduces the amount of pain in skin conditions

May increase cellular function and cellular memory

Reduces scarring

Good for animal wounds - it can be licked

Can be used as a natural under arm deodorant

Hemorrhoid reduction and healing

Sore muscles (helps to remove lactic acid from pores)

Ringworm

Bed Sores

Skin Yeast

Carbuncles

Dermatitis

Diaper Rash

That's a lot of healing power! Let's knock out those critters and skin calamities!

“Ozone is widely recognized as one of the best bactericidal, antiviral and antifungal agents and therefore it is employed as ozonated olive oil. The ozonated oil is now used topically for the treatment of war wounds, anaerobic infections, herpetic infections (HHV I and II), trophic ulcers and burns, cellulitis, abscesses, anal fissures, decubitus ulcers (bed sores), fistulae, fungal diseases, furunculosis, gingivitis and vulvovaginitis. Matsumoto et al. tested the efficacy of the ozonated oil in the treatment of fistulae and chronic surgical wounds and, in a series of 28 patients, the ozonated oil was fully effective in 27 cases without side-effects. Even radiodermatitis lesions in patients with cancer have been found to be beneficially influenced by exposure to ozonated oil.” [1]

Ozonated Oral Care

Ozone is also widely used by dentists to sanitize and clean the mouth and prevent infection before and after surgery or dental procedures. It also is restorative and healing for the teeth and gums, just as it is for skin. Fresh Breeze - Ozonated Oral Care Gel deeply stimulates every cell and gland in the mouth. It creates an accelerated process of cleansing and healing. It soothes pain, and inflammations are quickly soothed. Fresh Breeze - Ozonated Oral Care Gel also helps to clear toxins from the mouth and body, thus promoting systemic body health. 

 

 

References:

1. The Dual Action of Ozone on the Skin

G. Valacchi; V. Fortino; V. Bocci

The British Journal of Dermatology. 2005;153(6):1096-1100. 

 

The Power and Beauty of Superfoods For Skin

Jill Stacey

Potent Nutrients for Radiant Skin

Today, we are fortunate to have access to an amazing abundance of incredible health and beauty resources. Nutrition is a huge piece of my approach to a healthy and joyful life, as well as beautiful, healthy skin.

I'd like to share with you a little bit about a few of my favorite nutritional health and beauty allies: superfoods. So, what exactly makes any particular food super?....

Superfoods 

Superfoods really shine because of their vast array of special nutritional contents. They are concentrated sources of a large number of special compounds, which could include ample amounts of essential vitamins, minerals or other unique bioactive components, like adaptogens, for example. They have a lot to offer our bodies, minds, and spirits, each with their own specialty and area of focus. 

Nutrition for skin

One of the best ways to promote healthy skin is through nutritional intake. There are a lot of factors that go into a glowing complexion, but you can never go wrong with making healthy food choices: this is your strong foundation to build upon. With so much depletion in our soils, and in turn, our food supply (unless you are consciously growing your own food or buying from farmers who are), it is important to pay extra attention to ensure you are getting enough vital nutrients into your body. Superfoods are a great way to do this.    

Superfoods For Skin

Here's a list of 6 of my favorite superfoods, which tremendously benefit the skin both externally and internally.

Goji Berry

Goji berries are classified as a yin jing herb in traditional Chinese medicine, cultivating astounding balance and strength in the body. Goji is highly notable in its kidney tonifying and anti-aging effects. 

Nutritionally, Goji berries provide exceptionally high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and micronutrients. Their energy is palpable when eaten in a small amount. Some easy ways to add them into the diet is by putting them in teas, smoothies, trail mixes or just eaten alone as a delicious snack. 

Used topically in skincare, Goji berries provide the same concentrated nutrients that they do when eaten. Just as they revitalize the body through diet, they revitalize the skin...both through their internal and external applications. Goji is known to smooth the skin and even out its tone, and one of the most efficient ways to experience its skin tonifying effects is topically. 

Elaa treasures that include Goji Berries ~  supernatural skin foodbloom beauty - antioxidant regenerating nectarbee beauty facial oilsuperfood dream creamcacao goji berry antioxidant facial scrub

Noni fruit

Noni fruit is a miracle worker to the functioning of the immune system, and also works to strengthen all systems of the body in a deep and nourishing way. Noni is known to modulate the immune system, meaning that it assists the body to adapt its function in both cases of over and under-activity. For example, it is safe and beneficial to take if you have come down with an acute illness, such as a cold or flu (depressed immune system), or in the case of seasonal allergies (hyperactive immune response).

In addition, Noni fruit is said to fortify and maintain cell structure, which has implications for its benefits both internally and externally. It also encourages detoxification, assists in liver cleansing, and beautifies the skin. Noni is anti-inflammatory and histamine-inhibiting, making it a wonderful tool when treating certain skin conditions. 

Elaa treasures that include Noni ~ superfood dream creamsupernatural skin food

Pomegranate

Pomegranate, which includes the sweet-tart fleshy outer layer that is loved by many, is a beautiful superfood. They are a rich source of vitamins C and K. Consumption and topical use of pomegranate seed and its extracts support the immune system, and has tremendous positive impacts on the surface of the skin.

Pomegranate is a powerhouse when it comes to topical skincare applications. It's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties help to regenerate skin cells, repair skin and accelerate healing, increase skin circulation, reduce hyperpigmentation and age spots, protect from sun damage, heal acne, eczema, and other skin conditions, and reduce scarring. Pomegranate promotes collagen and elastin production and thus aids in wrinkle prevention and reduction, and helps to firm skin.  It is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids. The polyphenol antioxidants it contains are anthocyanins (like Hibiscus), Tannins, and the very special Punicic Acid (omega 5 fatty acid) and Ellagic Acid, which all help to soothe, hydrate, and soften skin.

Finally, pomegranate stimulates keratinocytes, which are a type of cells found in the outer layer of the skin. Through its targeted regenerating action, pomegranate seed reverses skin damage and encourages dramatic renewal.

Elaa treasures that include Pomegranate ~ sandalwood cardamom citrus skin oilbee beauty facial oilmagic healing balmrose vanilla antioxidant cream gelrose vanilla antioxidant lip cream gel, rose neroli ambrosia skin silkgingko hibiscus pomegranate skin lifting mistelaa's line of skin restoring body oils

Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly is the food created by honey bees that makes a bee into a Queen Bee. It is a concentrated source of body loving and beauty promoting vitamins and minerals. It contains 17 amino acids, supportive levels of calcium and iron, many B-vitamins, as well as vitamins A, C, and E. Royal Jelly's super concentrated nutritional content is nectar for the complexion.

Rich in collagen-boosting silicon, flavonoids, nucleic acid, decnoic acid, enzymes, B-vitamins, and zinc, Royal Jelly is a powerfully effective skin regenerator when applied topically. It also contains a protein that has been termed "royalisin" which demonstrates strong antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, useful in cases of acne and inflammations. 

Elaa treasures that include Royal Jelly ~ bee beauty facial oil

Cacao

It is hard to deny the joyous feeling that a little chocolate treat can bring. Cacao is the name for chocolate in it's raw, unprocessed form. The flavor and feel are described by many to be perfectly divine. Not only does chocolate bring joy to your heart in the feeling sense, but it has also been discovered to benefit the entire cardiovascular system. Cacao contains certain bioactives that influence our neurotransmitters, making it useful as a mood modulator and booster of cognitive function. 

Cacao is also said to boost immunity and assist in the treatment of allergic conditions. It is being shown to help restore glutathione levels in the body. 

In skincare applications, cacao's rich antioxidant flavonoid content helps to protect the skin from environmental and UV damage, as well as reduce and prevent aging. It improves skin texture and hydration. Cacao also aids with increased blood flow and cell function. It feels and smells amazing on the skin, making it a perfect companion in skincare rituals. 

Elaa treasures that include Cacao ~ orange sky facial cleansing balmstarlight eye nectarstarlight eye cream, , cacao goji berry antioxidant facial scrubsuperfood dream creamsweet light - before & after sun butterbeautiful belly butterchocolate espresso age-defying body butter

Chaga

Chaga mushroom is a powerful gift from the forest. It delivers a powerful dose of antioxidants, amino acids, minerals, and SOD enzymes. Chaga regenerates and protects the cells of the body. It oxygenates and builds strong blood, along with stabilizing blood sugar and acting as a potent anti-inflammatory. Chaga increases the body's core energy while decreasing tension and stress. Chana's benefits are so far reaching, that it is worth looking into to further your own wealth of knowledge. It is truly something special, and seems to have something powerful to offer everyone. 

As it greatly assists in cellular repair and encourages the growth of healthy cells, Chaga is great for the skin. It is very rich in melanin, which nourishes your skin cells, restores their natural pigment, and even aids in DNA repair. Chaga is an amazing support in the detoxification of the entire body, and encourages a notable glow in the skin.  

Elaa treasures that include chaga ~ supernatural skin foodsuperfood dream cream

Superfood skin care

Elaa Living Organic Skincare is Superfood Skin Care! Each and every ingredient invited into a formula is super-charged and transformational, potent and pure....

 

 

Natural Deodorant and Why Probiotics Are Crucial When It Comes to Body Odor

Jill Stacey

 Bacteria Causes Body Odor

Bacteria Causes Body Odor

We've all had it happen: While in a public place, maybe a crowded train, at the gym, or even while waiting in line at a local Whole Foods store... All of a sudden, without warning, you catch an other-than-pleasant odor emanating from someone within sniffing range. You might attempt to distance yourself a bit, but in this situation, oftentimes you just have to practice shallow breathing and wait for it to pass. You are immediately reminded of the importance of deodorant. 

About body odor

No matter who you are, you have some sort of body odor. Whether it is detectable to the average nose or not is another story. Some people are naturally without strong scent, while others fall on the opposite end of the spectrum. I have tried to unlock the mysteries of this little puzzle, and it has proven quite tricky to figure out. There seem to be many factors at play here....

It is said that perspiration is actually odorless. So it is not actually sweating that causes an unpleasant scent, but rather bacteria and odors from other sources.

A common contributor to body odors lies on the surface of the skin. Because of the nature of the underarm area (being a place where perspiration is likely to transpire), it can be a place of refuge for all sorts of bacteria. This is perfectly healthy and natural. However, with the use of common deodorants, resident bacteria can easily get tipped off balance, causing the proliferation of odor-producing undesirable bacteria...and contributing to more strongly scented body odors. It can become a challenging and difficult to resolve cycle.

Another possible cause of body odor are toxins being shifted around or released from the body. Strategic, targeted, and personalized cleansing regimens can greatly assist in decreasing body odor. Addressing dietary and nutritional imbalances in the body can also serve to assist in the alleviation of unappealing odors. 

How to get rid of body odor

Because there are many potential causative factors that can contribute to body odor, it is best to take a multi-directional approach when working to resolve the issue. First, do a careful evaluation of where you are at with your overall health. Implement gentle detoxification strategies tailored to your own needs. 

The next strategy is to find the perfect natural deodorant for your body. If you are currently using a product that contains unnatural ingredients (which are also found in most "natural" deodorants), its time to make the switch to something that promotes balance rather than imbalance....something that actually helps you to break the cycle of unpleasant body odor. 

All natural deodorant

When shopping for a safe and effective natural deodorant, be sure to read over the label carefully. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to find products that are actually as natural as they claim to be. Taking the time to educate yourself about the ingredients in the products that you choose and use is an empowering endeavor.

Certain chemicals present in deodorants actually kill all of the bacteria that live on the skin at the site of application, even the bacteria that is favorable and works to prevent body odor. In addition, you will oftentimes find chemicals that are toxic to the body. Anti-perspirants further the damage done, through their action of blocking the sweat glands and preventing the release of toxins, as well containing health damaging heavy metals, like aluminum.

The creation of something new: Why I developed my own line of all natural deodorant

I could see that there was a tremendous need for safe, effective, healthy and harmonizing natural deodorants for people to choose from. I was unable to find anything that met my standards, so Elaa probiotic deodorant was born. Elaa probiotic deodorant works with the body's natural processes, promoting the growth of healthy bacteria on the skin. It brings balance to this special region of the body, allowing for it to function at its optimal level, and also assists in the removal of toxins from the body. In addition, the by-products of this natural and balanced process co-create an intoxicating scent. Elaa probiotic deodorant is powerful in its ability to not only eliminate odor, but also to encourage lasting balance. It is gentle and healing to the delicate and sensitive skin found on this part of the body.

The best deodorant for women

Elaa has several incredible aromas to choose from. You can learn more about the product offerings by clicking on the links. Check out probiotic deodorant - lavender sage blood orangeprobiotic deodorant - jasmine ylang bergamot, or for those who prefer a non floral scent: probiotic deodorant - fresh forest.

The best deodorant for men

For men seeking a healthy, balance-promoting truly natural deodorant, Elaa's probiotic deodorant - fresh forest is an earthy, sensually intoxicating choice. 

probiotic deodorant - lavender sage blood orange

This Probiotic Deodorant is a concentrated, alchemical blend of the most effective deodorizing ingredients available. This is the best natural deodorant out there, in that it works with the body's natural processes, not only preventing odor, but balancing the body, removing toxins, and improving skin and health.

probiotic deodorant - jasmine ylang bergamot

This Probiotic Deodorant is a concentrated, alchemical blend of the most effective deodorizing ingredients available. This is the best natural deodorant out there, in that it works with the bodies natural processes, not only preventing odor, but balancing the body, removing toxins, and improving skin and health.

probiotic deodorant - fresh forest

This Probiotic Deodorant is a concentrated, alchemical blend of the most effective deodorizing ingredients available. This is the best natural deodorant out there, in that it works with the body's natural processes, not only preventing odor, but balancing the body, removing toxins, and improving skin and health.


Winter Beauty Tips - Self-Care for Your Whole Being

Jill Stacey

Winter Solstice has come and passed in the northern hemisphere, and each day we are seeing a little more light. Yet, we still have more days of winter to come. There are some strategies that can be adopted to ensure that we cherish the experience of winter to the fullest! Today we will look at ways to keep ourselves feeling healthy, cozy, and beautiful through the winter season. 

Eating with the Seasons

Over the past 50 years, the availability and diversity of foods available to us at grocery stores have changed dramatically. With food now being imported from every possible corner of the globe, many have fallen out of touch with the fact that certain foods can only be grown in certain climates, are only available seasonally, etc. If grapes were to be purchased in California during the month of March, the informed shopper would be aware that they were not grown locally. This brings us to a key point: eating food in season, and grown as close to home as possible, will bring your body the greatest health benefits.

Mother nature knows best, always! She offers us apples in the fall and dandelion greens in the spring with good reason. Nourishing roots grown deep in the ground provide us with tailored nutrients that our bodies crave and thrive on during the fall and winter, and as the weather warms up, we are attracted to the lighter side of things, flourishing on vividly colored foods with higher water contents.

The method of your food preparation might also shift in the wintertime. Some find that they are more balanced by adding in more cooked foods, depending on their own body and geographic location. Soups made with lovingly prepared broths, plenty of veggies, and warming spices might be just what you need to warm up on a chilly day. Healthy fats will help keep you in balance, inside and out (assisting in keeping the skin soft and moisturized). Hot teas made with immune-supporting herbs are also an excellent ally to prepare and consume daily in the winter.

Super Supplements

Everyone has different supplemental needs, but there are a few common threads that we can all benefit from during this time of year. Be sure to get plenty of good fats in your diet, such as the super important omega oils (in their proper ratios). Also, with less sunlight, consider getting your vitamin D level checked. This is a common deficiency, even if you spend a lot of time in the sun. When supplementing, look for this vitamin in the form of D3 (as Cholecalciferol) for the greatest support. Include plenty of supportive herbs in the form of extracts and teas. Look into herbs such as medicinal mushrooms (including Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps and Argaricus Blazei), Siberian Ginseng, Ashwaganda, and Astragalus to support and balance your body and spirit.

Benefits of Exercise

Its easy to go into hibernation mode when its cold outside, but we can still find ways to move our bodies and break a sweat. Movement and sweating are really great for us, and most definitely support our body's immune system and natural cleansing processes.

Find ways to get your body in motion...whatever feels good and works for you. This might include activities such as stretching, walking, jogging, dancing...or get bouncing on your rebounder if you've got one!

Far Infrared Sauna

Breaking a sweat is also a wonderful way to support your physical body. A vigorous run will do it, but there are also other options, like enjoying a sauna regularly. Check out Far Infrared (FIR) Saunas if you've never done so before...they are an amazing way to induce sweating and encourage deep cleansing. Following the sauna with a cold plunge or cold rinse in the shower (hot/cold therapy) provides incredible benefits to your entire being, with special emphasis on lymphatic drainage, circulation, detoxification, and immunity.

Hydrotherapy

This sort of circulation stimulation can also be achieved through a hydrotherapy shower. You simply rotate between hot and cold water while in the shower, making sure to reach every part of your body. If there is an area that is particularly sensitive or congested (such as swollen lymph nodes, stuffy sinuses, or sensitive kidneys, for example), be sure to pay special attention to that part of the body. Ideally you want to be in a hydrotherapy shower for about 15 minutes, so moving through seven rotations of hot/cold (keep the hot water on for 1 minute, then completely cold for 1 minute, repeat) works out perfectly. You will feel absolutely invigorated and refreshed once you have finished!

Spa Ritual

Most everyone spends more time indoors during the winter. What a perfect opportunity to practice self-care and spend some quality time with oneself! How about turning the bathroom into your own spa, where you can encourage and inspire your spirit with an ever-evolving self-care ritual. . .

Homemade Bath Soak

Baths are always my go-to number one choice if I'm in need of relaxation, nourishment, or detox. Before you get into the water, try a little dry skin brushing to stimulate the lymphatic flow in your body. Using a body scrub, like Elaa's Pumpkin Pie Body Scrub will also stimulate circulation, drainage, with the added benefit of exfoliating your skin and leaving it silky soft. You might also add some special essential oils to the tub, such as Elaa's WINTER REJUVENATION BLEND as a method to nourish your skin and calm your spirit. I also always include things like Epsom Salts, Mineral Salts, Clays, and Baking Soda for detoxification. Follow the bath with your choice of nourishing, Skin Restoring Body Oils or Body Butters.

 

Foot Bath

If you aren't in the mood to fully submerge, a foot bath is a brilliant option. This gives you the chance to direct some special attention to your precious feet. The feet are a major path of elimination for the body - toxins can be drawn out through the feet quite easily. Consider a moisturizing essential oil blend, clay for detoxification, or Epsom Salts (rich in magnesium) for relaxation and immune support. Follow your foot bath with a rich body butter to deeply restore and seal in extra moisture. Elaa's delectable Skin Restoring, Age Defying Body Butters are the perfect treatments for feet and hand beauty and softness.

 

At Home Facial

Loving Home Facials are something that I highly support and encourage! They are a great way to tune into your body's needs and create a luminous glow, while taking time to cherish yourself. For amazing customizable home facial options, check out Elaa's CLEANSERS, EXFOLIANTS, and MASKS. Finish these fun and gorgeous treatments with TONER, SERUM, TREATMENT, and MOISTURIZER of your choice. I also invite and encourage you to read over past blog articles, where common skin complaints are addressed, along with many tips for facials!

 

Skin Care Routine

Winter is the perfect time to really dial in your overall skin care routine, and discover what works best for you in terms of optimized choices. Make sure to use products created with integrity, and only those made with truly healthy, skin-loving ingredients. If you are interested in trying out some of Elaa's product offerings for the first time, a good way to go is the SAMPLE PACK, where you can select from a variety of different options suited to your own skin and desires. And as always, I welcome your questions and would love to assist you in finding the perfect skin care products for your needs!


Healing Scars Naturally and How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Jill Stacey

Scars are the result of many potential causes. Today we're going to explore some common causes of scarring, and how to heal and regenerate scar tissue on the skin. 

What Causes Scar Tissue

Scars are the result of the body's natural healing process. Any serious wound to the skin's dermis will most likely end up producing a scar. The degree of the injury's severity will determine how severe the scarring will be. 

What is Scar Tissue

Scar tissue is made up of the very same collagen as the skin it is replacing. However, the composition of this collagen is different than that of normal skin. Uninjured tissue fibers (uninjured skin) exhibit a random basket-weave formation. But when scar tissue is forming, the collagen cross-links, and the tissue fibers take on a single-direction alignment.

Scars not only look less than optimal, but they also open us up to further injury to the skin. The collagen tissue alignment that typically results from scars does not function as well as normal collagen does. This leaves scars more susceptible to the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. Also, sweat glands and hair follicles do not regenerate well within scar tissue. So...it looks like its always best to heal scars as soon as possible!

Types of Scars

Acne Scars

You generally don't need to worry about blackheads, whiteheads and other types of non-inflamed blemishes causing scarring. It is the inflamed types of acne, such as papules, pustules, and cystic acne, that have a higher chance of leaving a mark long after the lesion has healed.

Cystic Acne

When a pore becomes plugged with bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells, it will swell up, causing a rupture in its inner-wall. If this happens deep beneath the surface of the skin, cystic acne will result. The very things that were causing the pore to become congested (bacteria, oil, dead skin cells) are released into the surrounding tissue, culminating in damage to the dermis. This sounds the alarm for the body to send in back-up to get the situation under control. However, once all is said and done, the new skin will form with those previously mentioned collagen fibers...the ones with an undesirable structure (the single direction alignment, not the healthy basket weave structure of healthy collagen). The result: acne scars. 

Keloid Scars

With cystic acne, or any type of inflamed acne or wound to the dermis, the body can sometimes produce too much collagen as its healing. The result is what's known as a hypertrophic scar (or a keloid scar). 

Atrophic Acne Scars

Acne most commonly causes a type of scarring known as atrophic scars. This is the type of scarring that results when there is a loss of tissue, leaving a depression in the surface of the skin.

C Section Scars

Aside from the scarring that can result from acne, there are many other potential causes to scars on the skin. One common scar that women experience are those left behind after a C-Section. Fortunately, like all scars, the marks from a C-Section can be softened and healed with natural remedies. 

How to Get Rid of Scars

With some loving attention and care given to your scar, you can heal it and restore clear, healthy skin. Elaa Organic Skin Care offers a highly effective, and 100% pure and natural scar treatment. After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm will assist you in this process of healing.

Essential Oils for Scars

After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm has been strategically crafted with an alchemy of fully ozonated oil and essential oils targeted at the softening, reduction, and resolution of wounds and scars.

All of the ingredients used in Elaa's products are sourced for their superior qualities. They are all certified organic or wildcrafted, and of a therapeutic grade. This ensures that they are not only safe and healthy, but highly effective. 

After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm brings together the power of fully ozonated olive oil (ozonated for weeks) with the addition of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antihistamine, and analgesic essential oils. It is gentle and effective for any skin troubles. After the Rain can be applied to the face for moisturizing, soothing, and balancing of the skin. In addition, it can be applied to challenged areas on the face or body to accelerate the healing process and promote purification and balance.

Wildcrafted Blue Cypress Essential Oil 

Organic Chamomile Essential Oil 

Organic Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Organic Rose Geranium Essential Oil 

Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil

Scars are one of those things that seem to require a little extra attention in order to resolve and heal. But with the right tools, you can be successful in clearing them away and restoring your skin to a smooth and healthy state. Add Glow Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew and Pineapple Illuminating Polisher to a your scar healing regimen for best results. 

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Elderberry: SuperFruit of the Season for Natural Face Masks

Jill Stacey

Well, it seems that autumn is now officially in full swing in southern Oregon. In this part of the world, we are blessed with ample opportunities to get ourselves out into nature, and its the perfect time of year for doing just this... with an added benefit: wild harvesting! As the lushness of summer recedes into the earth, newly revealed treasures are showing up all over the place. The time is ripe to forage for an array of native foods and plant medicines, and recent harvesting adventures have proved quite abundant. This brings us to today’s featured super fruit of the plant world, one that we have been collecting eagerly so that we may enjoy and share its many benefits with you: Elderberry!

elderberry uses in traditional herbal medicine

The values of the Elder are known far and wide, being an extensively used medicinal in many cultures. As a matter of fact, it is said to be the oldest cultivated plant, respected and utilized by humans for thousands of years. It is most notably the berries and flowers that are used in preparations, as there are a myriad of special components contained within these pieces of the plant that are known to promote health and healing inside and out of the body.

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power packed elderberry for health and skin beauty

The dark purple berries of the Elder plant are a striking display of beauty against fall’s backdrop. It is the extraordinarily high level of bioflavonoids contained within the fruits that provide this rich palette of color, along with some of elderberry’s most potent benefits. These gorgeous plant pigments are well known in their support of the immune system, and also for the antioxidant protection that they provide us with. 

skin benefits of elderberry

The compounds of bioflavonoids are ready, willing, and able to defend your skin against stress, pollution, and even the shift in seasons. 

Elderberries provide a number of different flavonoids, including quercetin, rutoside, hesperidin and anthocyanins (five times greater the amount found in blueberries). These natural antioxidant superstars are responsible for assisting in the removal of damaging free radicals from our bodies. They are anti-bacterial (useful for acne), anti-viral (useful for cold sore treatment), anti-allergic (useful for allergic rashes), and anti-inflammatory (take down inflammation). Research suggests that bioflavonoids prevent and reverse wrinkles, fight varicose veins and spider veins, and inhibit the development and reduce the appearance of age spots (thanks to the flavonoid hesperidin). We should also give a little shout out to quercetin at this point, as it is also known in its ability to increase the production of collagen, which is necessary in adequate amounts to achieve timeless skin. 

These flavonoids are joined by substantial amounts of Vitamins A, B6, E and C, and along with the additional polyphenols and carotenoids present, elderberry has secured its spot as a healing, anti-aging and nutritional powerhouse. In the concentrated amounts that are present within the berries, these nutrients will deeply protect our cells against damage and delay the skin’s aging process. 

If you’re looking to add some deep protection and nourishment to your strategic skin care as the air becomes brisk and dry, Elder is here to help! 

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the delicate white flowers - elderflower benefits and uses

The ladies of the Victorian era were fond of the pretty things in life, and regularly employed the use of elder flower in their beauty routines. The flower water was used as a highly esteemed emollient, recognized in its ability to gently detoxify the skin. Its ability to maintain the skin’s youthful appearances by keeping it free from age spots and uneven skin tone is being rediscovered now by many lovers of natural beauty. Elder flower is an effective blood purifier and overall detoxifier, and is very well equipped to assist in clearing topical troubles such as acne, spots and rashes. Elder flower can soothe and bring relief to dry skin on the face when applied in the form of a natural face mask, toner, or targeted moisturizer. It has the ability to calm irritation and soften the skin, acts as a topical anti-inflammatory for upset skin conditions, will lighten freckles, and helps heal chapped skin.

an astringent for the skin - elderberry and flower to the rescue!

Both Elderberry and Elderflower have astringent properties, allowing the bioactive ingredients to penetrate through the pores, neutralize excess oils, and clear away impurities. Pore size is dramatically reduced, and the skin is toned. Elder specializes in complexion purification. 

natural face masks - elderberry - the perfect ingredient for this season

Autumn is a time to unwind from summer’s buzz and allow the senses to reflect upon and really soak in the beauty of this life. Its a great time for warm cups of tea, cozy sweaters, and just slowing down a little bit. Enjoy the gentleness of these autumn days, and show yourself a little extra self-love and nurturing as your body prepares for the winter months.

I am pleased to be able to offer a special addition to the line, designed to assist and nurture as we embrace this beloved time of year! Natural face masks are an ideal way to experience the many healing properties of elderberry, and applying this potent healing mask in the comfort of your own home couldn't be any more simple! 

elderberry beauty mask, a homemade facial: introducing our autumn offering

Our limited edition offering for fall, Elderberry Goddess Mask & Scrub, has been uniquely crafted from local wild-harvested elderberries for cultivating and maintaining radiant skin in the colder months. With the Goddess Mask & Scrub, you will be graciously blessed by Elder's gifts in the form of...

.... fresh Elderberries wild harvested from mountain Elder trees in Ashland Oregon and juiced, wildcrafted Elder Flower, and Wildcrafted Elderberry Extract... 

You will also find an abundance of carefully selected synergistic plant companions to complete the magic of this offering, including wildcrafted acai, organic marshmallow root, organic aloe vera, organic green rooibos, organic ashwaganda extract,  special plant oils, and much more...click HERE to see all of the product details! 

Elderberry Goddess Mask & Scrub is truly a seasonal feast for the senses, inviting you to easily treat yourself to a powerful and rejuvenating homemade facial and exfoliation in the comfort and serenity of your own sanctuary. Cheers to fall and its many wonders, and many blessings of health and radiant beauty now and through the seasons!

Keratosis Pilaris: 10 Steps to a Cure

Jill Stacey

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What Causes Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis Pilaris is a skin condition, also (unfortunately) known as "chicken skin," that is caused by a buildup of keratin. Keratin is the primary structural fibrous protein that makes up the outermost layer of skin. When excess keratin builds up it plugs the hair follicle and creates a bump. When multiple follicles become blocked, it creates rough skin that is covered in pink, brown, or white bumps. Keratosis Pilaris is most commonly found on the backs of the arms and legs, but can also be found on the face or back. 

Like all chronic skin conditions, the root cause of Keratosis Pilaris is the result of a internal imbalance. All chronic skin conditions indicate that the internal organs are not properly processing nutrients and/or toxins. Any toxins that build up in excess are pushed outward to the skin as a last resort for elimination, because the other elimination organs are not able to process the toxic load. Some skin conditions can also be caused by a lack of essential nutrients. 

To truly heal means to rectify the imbalance that is the root cause of the condition, which is internal  - and to use topical treatments in conjunction with the internal treatments.

How to Cure Keratosis Pilaris

Here are 10 steps to help you move towards healing Keratosis Pilaris:

1) try a temporary food elimination diet

Remove any foods from your diet that worsen your condition. Keratosis Pilaris is usually caused by food intolerances or food allergies. The number ONE cause of Keratosis Pilaris is the inability to process the Casein (dairy protein) found in all dairy products. Casein is a very common allergen and is particularly hard on people who have chronic illness. So, the first thing to do is to remove all dairy products from your diet right away.

I do like Colostrum - which is low in Casein and very healing to the gut and immune system. Click here for my favorite: Surthrival Colostrum. It is now also possible to find Whey protein that is Casein-Free: Click here for Tera's Goat Whey, which is lower in allergens than Cow Whey and is Casein-Free. And one of my most favorite dairy-free, casein-free high protein healing foods is, Collagen. This is the Collagen I eat daily.

I have seen first-hand Keratosis Pilaris go away completely when dairy was removed from the diet and come right back, as soon as it was added to the diet again. I, myself, was vegan for nearly a decade. Long term, I found that not eating animals foods or meat depleted my constitution too much, so I'm not recommended veganism here . . . but rather, detoxification and a healthy vegan diet when employed temporarily is detoxifying. Try reducing dairy and meat intake or trying a few weeks without out to see how you do. Just make sure you get enough plant protein during this time.

All animal proteins, when eaten excessively, can potentially cause Keratosis Pilaris, so also remove eggs, or any other animal products if the condition doesn't disappear after about a month after removing dairy first and second meat. I have had reports that eggs was the cause of KP for several people. 

Each food should be singled out and removed for at least 6 weeks to see if the Keratosis Pilaris improves. If it does, try adding it back in, if you'd like, and see if it makes things worse. If so, consider removing it from your diet completely or reducing the amount.

2) Eat a whole-food, real-food, gluten-free, low-glycemic diet

For treating Keratosis Pilaris (and for health in general) it is also important to eliminate: sugar, processed foods, fried foods, hydrogenated oils, and artificial ingredients. Allergy to gluten can also contribute to Keratosis Pilaris. In my opinion, gluten is not helpful for anyone, it is just hard for the body to process, even with no specific allergy present. As a final step, eat a low-glycemic diet - removing all sugars (even natural sugars like fruit or honey), starches, and carbohydrates (except for vegetables). Again, single out each individual food and remove it for at least 6 weeks to see if the Keratosis Pilaris improves.

3) Get plenty of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The best sources of of Omega-3s are

3) Cleanse your system

Flush out the build-up toxins from foods or substances that are causing irritations in your system. The best way to remove congestion in the body is to cleanse with Colon Hydrotherapy. If you don't have a Colon Hydrotherapist near you, try enemas at home. Coffee Enemas are particularly powerful liver cleansers and are an ideal cleansing technique. I do coffee enemas at home four days per week. I consider them essential for anyone with skin conditions or chronic health issues. This is a great enema kit with everything you need. If you just can't fathom the idea of colonics or enemas, my favorite herbal formula is Intestinal Movement Formula by Healthforce. It is safe, gentle, and yet effective. While doing any detox, it is crucial to take a formula to absorb toxins that are being released so that they don't get reabsorbed in the colon. I suggest Intestinal Drawing Formula. I use this regularly and it's a great full spectrum formula.

4) Balance your Intestinal Flora

When you have Keratosis Pilaris, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure that your intestinal flora is healthy. After cleansing or Colon Hydrotherapy, it’s important to repopulate your body with probiotics. Do not take grocery or drug store probiotics. They have no viablity as far as living, quality probiotics. These are the probiotics I personally take and trust:

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Klaire Labs Ther-biotic Capsules

Klaire Labs Ther-biotic Powder

Genestra HMF Intensive

HLC High Potency Capsules

VSL#3

You can also make fermented foods at home for daily doses of Probiotics - make your own coconut water kefir, fully cultured kombucha, or sauerkraut and pickles. Do NOT eat fermented foods if you have Candida overgrowth. Get the Candida under control first.

5) Aid your Digestion with Enzymes

Lack of nutrient absorption can cause malnourished and dry skin and can contribute to Keratosis Pilaris. Digestive enzymes can help improve nutrient absorption and increase digestive fire. My favorite digestive enzymes are, Digestion Enhancement Enzymes.

6) Eat foods rich in Vitamin A & Vitamin C

Once possible nutrient deficiency that is at cause for Keratosis Pilaris, is Vitamin A. Without enough Vitamin A, the skin cells manufacture excess keratin. Keratosis Pilaris, again, is caused by the build up of excess keratin. The best sources of vitamin A are chlorophyll-rich foods like Spirulina or green food Blends, like Vitamineral Green

Vitamin C reduces inflammation and is required for collagen formation, so it helps to keep the skin healthy. The best sources of Vitamin C are Acerola Berry , Amla Berry, and Camu Camu Berry. I also use Liposomal Vitamin C daily, click here for my favorite. Vitamin C that is not inside liposomes is not well absorbed.

7) Eat Coconut Oil

There are a lot of claims from people who saw a reduction in their Keratosis Pilaris from applying coconut oil to it directly. Moisturizing is a huge help when it comes to Keratosis Pilaris, and coconut oil is wonderful for skin, but since Keratosis Pilaris is caused by internal issues, like all chronic skin conditions, try eating Extra Virgin Coconut oil instead to receive it's greatest benefits. Enjoy up to 3 tablespoons per day in meals. Tropical Traditions Gold Coconut Oil is the only Coconut Oil I use. Most Coconut Oil contains mycotoxins (mold), this one does not. The quality far surpasses any other coconut oil I've tried.

External Keratosis Pilaris Treatments

8) Use a Dry Skin Brush

If used regularly, a dry skin brush can have a transformative affect on Keratosis Pilaris. Dry Skin Brushing can help prevent the hair follicles from becoming clogged. Dry skin brushing also has many other benefits such as increasing circulation, treating cellulite, stimulate lymphatic drainage, and improving skin health and appearance.

Dry skin brush daily. Start at your feet and brush briskly in small, circular patterns toward your heart. Next, brush your hands, arms, torso, and neck. 

9)  Exfoliate

Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids are the best topical treatment for Keratosis Pilaris. For Keratosis Pilaris, you'll want to exfoliate in two ways for best results, first by using Glow - Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew, then by using a "mechanical" exfoliant - Cacao Goji Berry Antioxidant Scrub. The two types of exfoliants work together to most effectively renew skin and remove and prevent the hair follicles from getting clogged.

Prime the skin with Glow - Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew, a natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid fruit and flower treatment that helps the skin turn over properly and treats Keratosis Pilaris. Glow - Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew also helps with acne, hyperpigmentation, age spots, wrinkles, and Milia.

 Next, use a scrub over the areas of Keratosis Pilaris. Cacao Goji Berry Antioxidant Scrub is a delicious chocolatey, fruity, nutty superfood scrub that polishes skin, is anti-inflammatory, and infuses it with powerful antioxidants. Cacao Goji Berry Antioxidant Scrub is formulated to be gentle enough for face, so it is perfect for using over Keratosis Pilaris, without irritating it and revealing smoother, healthier skin. Leave it on as a mask for as long as possible prior to scrubbing, for best results in dissolving Keratosis Pilaris.

For more delicate areas and face, use Pineapple Illuminating Polisher instead in Cacao Goji Berry Scrub.

Practice this exfoliation routine daily, or at least 4 days per week until you see and feel an improvement in your Keratosis Pilaris.

glow - exfoliating fruit AHA dew

Glow Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew is a burst of fresh fruit acids for a radiant glow and a brighter, more youthful complexion. A fresh and juicy fruit and flower treatment for removing dead skin cells, treating acne, diminishing hyperpigmentation or age spots, reducing Milia or Keratosis Pilaris, improving wrinkles and fine lines, or simply creating a gorgeous, healthy glow.

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Reveal your radiant essence. This gentle, yet highly active microderm polisher leaves skin luminous. Pineapple enzymes renew the skin, while Velvet De Guérande tenderly buffs away dead skin cells and infuses it with rich minerals. Herbs and flowers calm, reduce inflammation, and cleanse the skin. Vitamins, bioflavonoids, and antioxidants revive dull and aging skin. You will glow with light shining from within. Refreshing, Reviving, utterly Illuminating!

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10) Moisturize & heal

Dry Skin can worsen Keratosis Pilaris, so it's important to moisturize as much as you can. Apply a 100% natural, nourishing moisturizer directly after bathing. Massage a  body oil over the areas of Keratosis Pilaris. Warming Oils stimulate circulation and help prevent or nourish dry skin, so they are beneficial for Keratosis Pilaris . For a warming body oil, try: Masala Chai Skin Restoring Body Oil - digestive support & skin circulation

For a calming, soothing, anti-inflammatory healing treatment for Keratosis Pilaris, try After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm. A super healing treatment for Keratosis Pilaris is Ozone! It's activated Oxygen, and yes the same element found in the atmosphere. It's miraculously healing.

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Fully Ozonated Healing Treatment Balm for Face & Body

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Keratosis Pilaris is not a permanent condition you have to live with. By removing allergenic foods, eating a healthy diet with plenty of nutrients, removing built up toxins, and using the proper skin care techniques and products, you can be free of Keratosis Pilaris for good.
 

 

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What Makes For the Best Natural Deodorant?

Jill Stacey

Body odor is one of those earthly delights - or offenses - that is intrinsically a part of our daily lives. For many, body odor is a battle. I look at it differently.

What causes body odor?

It may be a surprise to hear that sweat itself is actually odorless. So, what causes body odor? Body odor is created when bacteria proliferates in sweat and breaks down protein into acids. Each person's odor is unique to the individual, but it can be strongly affected by medications, health, and diet. 

How do conventional deodorants work? 

Chemical deodorants, antiperspirants, and perfumes work by, essentially, doing battle against our bodies' natural processes. 

How do they do this?

1. They kill all bacteria that naturally lives on the skin, including beneficial bacteria. Once the balance of bacteria is destroyed, our bodies are left defenseless against pathogen bacteria because healthy bacteria is no longer there to fight it. This causes both susceptibility to infections and bodily imbalances of all kinds, as well as, body odor.

2. They coating the skin in synthetic chemicals and metals, like aluminum, that are toxic to your health, and have been linked to breast and prostate cancer.

3. Antiperspirants block the sweat glands, which has a negative affect on our health. Many toxins and pathogens in the body are flushed out through sweat. Preventing this natural cleansing of the body can cause more infections short term and eventually, create disease.

If chemical deodorants, antiperspirants, and synthetic perfumes are linked to cancer, reproductive disorders, and hormonal imbalances, why would we use them? If chemical deodorants, antiperspirants, and synthetic perfumes work against all of the natural processes that help to keep the body healthy and odor-free, why would we use them? 

The Best Natural Deodorant

It's not really common knowledge in our culture how to care for ourselves without using medications and chemicals to suppress symptoms. It's less common these days that people are in-tune with our natural processes and know how to create a healthy body in the way nature-intended. I certainly grew up using all the conventional drug-store brands, using medications, and eating a sugary processed-food diet. Once I developed multiple chronic diseases, I knew something wasn't right. Once I started eating a healthy, real-food, no sugar diet and removed all chemical skin and body care products from my life, not only did my illnesses resolve, but so did any issues with body odor.

I've haven't had any "bad" smelling body odor for over a decade. What are my secrets?

  1. I eat an organic, plant-based, no sugar diet. Low odor, healthy foods = a low odor body. A diet high in red meat has been shown to cause body odor. It's also a good idea to limit the potency and frequency of pungent foods like garlic and curry, if your are concerned about body odor.
  2. If you do sweat a lot, natural fiber clothing allows air flow and thus has less potential to harbor sweat and bacteria growth.
  3. I'm a proponent of excellent hygiene, but not stopping the body's healthy, natural processes - like stripping the body of it's natural oils and good bacteria. Daily bathing and harsh soaps are not good for your skin or its processes (the skin being the largest organ of the body).  Instead of showering daily, washing glandular areas of the body, including the armpits, with a warm wet washcloth (and a dab of natural, gentle soap or body wash, if necessary) can help to remove odor causing bacteria.
  4. And, finally, I use deodorants that work in beautiful harmony with the body's natural processes.

I was never able to find deodorants on the market that did this on multiple levels, so I created them! 

elaa deodorants promote the growth of healthy bacteria on the skin, and use the by-products that the bacteria produces as an ingredient to co-create a natural and wonderful scent.

How do these Deodorants Work? 

These deodorants are a concentrated, alchemical blend of the most effective deodorizing ingredients available.

Probiotics. Most of us know about the benefits of healthy flora (bacteria) in our GI Tract. Our skin is host to millions of beneficial bacteria as well. Probiotics help to balance the bacteria on your skin, in a similar way that they balance the bacteria in your digestive system. Our skin requires great care because it is our body's first line of defense against disease. The skin acts as a physical, chemical (sweat, skin, tears, mucus), and bacterial barrier against pathogens. The flora, or beneficial bacteria on the skin prevent bad bacteria from proliferating and causing infection. Probiotics on the skin also help with cellular renewal, skin conditions, acne, wrinkles, skin discoloration, and skin tone and texture. 

Wheatgrass is a powerful detoxifier, helping to purify the body. When applied to the underarms over the lymph in that area, it works to remove toxins and eliminate body odor. It is 70% chlorophyll, which is cleansing and healing to the body. Chlorophyll also stops the growth of unfriendly bacteria.

Sandalwood inhibits bacteria and stops many harmful microorganisms from growing. It's even used to disinfect entire living spaces and treat many types on bodily infections. It's a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that cools and relaxes the skin. It can help relieve inflammation in nearly every organ, including the delicate tissues of the brain. It's especially active on the circulatory and nervous systems.

Dead Sea Salt is a nutrient-rich, moisture-rich salt extracted and dried from the marshes of the Dead Sea. It is one of the best therapeutic salts available. The salt in most oceans is approximately 97% sodium chloride while Dead Sea salt is only 12-18% sodium chloride. Dead Sea Salt is a powerful detoxifier and anti-microbial. Dead Sea Salt greatly helps the body to remove toxins through the skin. Besides its ability to prevent the growth of bad bacteria, the therapeutic effects of Dead Sea Salt are numerous. Dead Sea Salt is mineral-dense the magnesium, calcium, potassium, bromides, and other minerals found in the salt are easily absorbed by the skin and help to calm the nervous system, increase circulation, and soothe aches and pains, ease rheumatoid arthritis, slow aging, and relieve skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin allergies, skin infections, cellulite, wrinkles, blackheads, and dry skin. 

Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) is similar to Dead Sea Salts, in that it is comprised of various minerals, it is detoxifying, cleansing, and deodorizing. It also is ideal for oral care, it softens skin, and it soothes with burns and bites.

 Aloe Vera is a succulent desert plant. The leaves contain a gel-like substance that has countless rejuvenating properties. It is anti-inflammatory and is one of the most soothing plants in the world. It is a wonderful treatment for skin conditions of all kinds, as well as burns, wounds, and rashes. It also softens the skin and helps to smooth wrinkles and create the look of firmer skin.

Essential Oils. There are several scents of this probiotic deodorant to choose from. The aromas of these natural deodorants are glorious, and the essential oils used to create the scents are one of the most significant reasons why these deodorants works so well. The alchemical blend of therapeutic essential oils in each bottle are chosen not only for their scent profiles, but also for their for deodorizing, anti-microbial effects. They kill bad bacteria and promote healthy bacteria. Each essential oil also has multiple skin and health benefits. The amount of essential oils in each bottle is highly concentrated, allowing for superior odor protection, therapeutic benefit, and anointing you with an incredible aroma.